Pacers' Victor Oladipo: Was '80 percent' while playing

Oladipo suggested in a recent interview with Michael Lee of The Athletic that he was only at "80 percent" after returning from a ruptured quadriceps tendon in his right knee in late January.

The injury ended Oladipo's 2018-19 season last January and sidelined him for a full year before he made his 2019-20 debut in a Jan. 29 win over the Bulls. He clearly struggled initially upon returning, shooting 33.3 percent from the floor through his first eight games. However, Oladipo began to turn things around after that, averaging 18.6 points on 47.1 percent shooting during his final five contests before the NBA suspended its season. Oladipo is likely even closer to 100 percent thanks to the league's lengthy hiatus, so he could be primed for a big finish when the season resumes.

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